TEHRAN (Iran News) – Chairman of Iran-Finland Joint Chamber of Commerce Gholam-Hossein Jamili believes Iran can take advantage of Finland’s capacities to partly resolve its water problems, reiterating that the geography of trade is changing in the world.
Speaking to ILNA and touching upon the latest condition of the trade between Iran and Finland, Jamili said that the Iran-Finland Joint Chamber of Commerce has been established in recent month, and said Iran should not forget the necessity of ties with countries because countries like Finland can help Iran to develop its industries in different field.
On the goals of the chamber, he said Finland has high talent in transfer and export of new technology and it can be considered by Iran for developing its current industries. He added that Finland is among the top countries in the field of start-ups and it can be a good model for Iran which is itself among the top countries in the Middle East.
Jamili went on to say that the issue of water is one of the vital issues in the life and modern world and not only Iran is struggling with it but also most countries have serious restrictions and problems in the field of water and they are looking for reforming the consumption and management models. He noted that in fact Finland acts much distinguished in this field comparing to other countries and Iran can take advantage of this capacity for solving some part of its water shortage.
He also pointed to the importance of Finland in the field of education, and said in the field of education Finland also has different modern, sophisticated and distinguished models which can advance some works to help the country’s education climate.
Jamili reiterated that Iran’s presence and relation in Europe has been mostly in West and South Europe and it has paid less attention to the Nordic and Scandinavian areas while there are many commonalities in this field for Iran, and the capacity of Iranians residing in those areas have always been unnoticed.
He said Denmark, Finland, and Sweden are of those countries which can have potential capacities for Iran to take advantage of it.
On the trade volume of the two countries, he said that the trade volume is not a criterion for weighing the level of the ties, adding that Finnish companies are essential conservatives and even after the signing of the JCPOA, they were among the last countries which expressed their interests for cooperation with Iran.
He expressed hope that by the launch of the Iran-Finland Joint Chamber of Commerce, the ground for transparent trade between Tehran and Helsinki would be paved and the trade volume of the two countries moves towards considerable rise.
He admitted that the trade volume of the two countries has declined this year comparing to the preceding year.
Jamili also stressed that the geography of trade and trade exchanges in the region, South East Asia, China, India, the Persian Gulf states, CIS and East Europe states is changing and new balance will be formed and some of them will be because of the routes of trade exchange and logistics.
He reiterated that recent tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan will have no impact on Iran’s trade with Finland.